Limitations Associated with the QuickBooks Online Wholesale Billing Program

By Elaine Marmel

You don’t have to add a client to your Wholesale Billing subscription; you can still work with clients who pay their own QuickBooks Online subscription costs. Enrolling a client into Wholesale Billing can save the client money on the cost of the QBO subscription but also makes you responsible for collecting subscription costs. And, the Wholesale Billing program might not be right for all QBO clients. In particular,

  • If your client uses QuickBooks Online with Intuit Full Service Payroll (IFSP), no bundle for this combination of products is presently available through the Wholesale Billing program. QBOA is compatible with Intuit Online Payroll (IOP) and QuickBooks Online Payroll (QBOP), so if your QBO clients can use either of those products, those clients can take advantage of any price breaks you might offer for their QBO subscriptions.
  • Companies created through the Wholesale Billing program have the ability to transfer master administrator rights. However, no accountant can be removed from the company as long as that company is part of your Wholesale Billing subscription, including an accountant who is not associated with the firm housing the company in the Wholesale Billing program.
  • If an accounting professional creates a QBO company through QBOA, the company does not come with a 30-day free trial. Instead, at the time the accounting professional creates the company, he must provide a payment method to ensure uninterrupted service.